Sara Wajid and Zak Mensah

Co-CEOs - Birmingham Museums Trust

Sara Wajid MBE – Co-CEO

Sara is Co-CEO alongside Zak Mensah – this job-share CEO partnership is a first in the museum sector and signals BMT's commitment to inclusive working practices. Sara was formerly Head of Engagement at Museum of London and Head of Interpretation at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2017. Before working in museums she was a cultural commentator, journalist and editor. She is a trustee of the Pitt Rivers Museum, a judge of the Museum Activism award, a member of the Museum Detox network for people of colour in museums and an active advocate for diversity and equality issues in the arts.

Zak Mensah - Co-CEO

Zak is Co-CEO jointly responsible for setting our direction as part of the executive. Zak is excited about helping people to make a ruckus. Zak has been a freelancer, staff development officer, Head of Digital, and Head of Transformation. In addition to helping his own organisation, Zak shares his skills and expertise as a regular public speaker and trustee of the Association for Cultural Enterprises.

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